Feb 22, 2013

Turning Rusty Fire Hydrants into Planets

Turning Rusty Fire Hydrants into Planets

Have you ever seen the top of a rusty fire hydrant and thought it looked like a distant planet floating in the Cosmos? Me neither. Thankfully, Redditor gumballbrain did, and recently shared a series of ‘fire hydrant planets‘ on Reddit that promptly made yesterday’s front page. As for how he came up with the…

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Feb 22, 2013

The Shirk Report – Volume 202

The Shirk Report – Volume 202

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to…

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Feb 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Pablo Escobar Visits the White House Photograph via Sebastian Marroquin for ‘Sins of My Father’ HBO Documentary In this rare photograph (c 1978 – 1982) we see notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar standing in front of the White House in Washington, DC. The boy standing beside Escobar is his only son,…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Feb 21, 2013

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

Located in Singapore, the Float at Marina Bay is the largest floating stage in the world. Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 120 meters (393.7 ft) long and 83 meters (272.3 ft) wide. The platform can bear 1,070 tonnes and is fixed to the seabed by six pylons. The gallery at the…

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Feb 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: This is Norway

Picture of the Day: This is Norway

THIS IS NORWAY Photograph by Simo Räsänen In this fantastic capture we see Vøringfossen, one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway, and Måbødalen, a wild and narrow valley located in Eidfjor, Hordaland. The waterfall drops a total of 182 meters (597 ft) with a major drop of 145 meters (475 ft).…

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Feb 20, 2013

World’s First Real-Time 3D Printing Pen

World’s First Real-Time 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler is a $75 3D Printing Pen, hailed as the world’s first by co-founders Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue. The two launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign yesterday (Feb. 19, 2013) and in less than 24-hours the campaign has gone viral with 5,800 backers pledging over $518,000; well ahead of their initial $30,000 goal. Oh…

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